Give a Monkey a Brain...and He'll Swear He's the Center of the Universe

Columbia CK 52764 CD / CT 52764 CS, released 1993 (U.S./Canada)
Columbia 473875 1 (LP) + 659462 7 (7") / 473875 2 CD / 473075 8 MD, released 1993 (Netherlands)
CBS/Sony COL 473875 1 LP, released 1993 (Spain)
Columbia 177.342/1-473875 LP / 700.762/2-473875 CD, released 1993 (Brazil)
Sony SRCS 6752 CD, released 1993 (Japan)
Columbia 473075 2 CD, released 1993 (Australia)
Columbia CT 5274 / C-6840893 CS, released 1993 (Indonesia)
MJM Music PL MJM229M CS, released 1993 (Poland)
Eastworld Recordings EW0053CD, released 2011 (Europe)

This was the album that turned me into a Fishbone fan. I had been aware of them for some time, but a good friend of mine made me sit down and listen to everything they had done, starting with this one (which was new at the time). This album, like the one before, contains some really good songs, but they just don't all entirely fit together. The album marked a real transition from all of the different sounds Fishbone had exhibited in the past into that of an alternative rock band. I am still a big fan of this album. However, with my deeper knowledge of the band, I now realize how much of a departure it was from what they had been. You know that's not entirely fair...I guess I should say this one was an expansion of what they were as a band, which was always a diverse set of sounds. It just got even more diverse with this record.

The European vinyl version is split into an LP plus a 7" for no apparent reason. The 7" contains the tracks "No Fear" and "Nutt Megalomaniac". The Brazilian version of this record is one of the more difficult Fishbone items to track down. The Spanish version, which I only learned existed in 2018, can also be a tough one. All versions have gotten crazy expensive since 2021. 30th anniversary interest? Bored/anxious pandemic buying? I don't know. I do know the European version with the 7" is outpacing the others in value, despite being the most common version. I hope you got one while you had the chance.

Version Value ($) Scarcity Price Trending
Columbia 473875 1 LP + 7" (Netherlands) 75-140 3 Up / Volatile
Columbia 177.342/1-473875 LP (Brazil) 75-100 8 Up
CBS/Sony COL 473875 1 LP (Spain) 60-85 8 Up
473875 1 (LP)
659462 7 (7")
177.342/1-473875 (Brazil)
CBS/Sony COL 473875 1 (Spain)

This page was last updated on February 20, 2022.

Fishbone Index

Scarcity Score Definition
10 Near impossible: Fewer than 50 copies or publicly sold every few years
8-9 Very rare: 50-199 copies or publicly sold 1-2 times per year
6-7 Rare: 200-499 copies or publicly sold a few times a year
4-5 Medium: 500-999 copies or publicly sold ~10 times a year
1-3 Common: 1000+ copies, readily available, or publicly sold 20+ times a year

Estimated values are based on recent auction results or online sales.